Testimonial - Bob Freedman, Arranger / Composer
"I once told Jerry, sincerely, that any time I might need to assemble a band he would be the first player I’d call. He has been able to read down any part I have ever written for him, not only accurately but with a true understanding and feeling for whatever style the music was in. On more than one occasion, such as when I was composing a piece for Ron Carter’s big band album, I have asked him to try some tricky passages I intended to give one of the reed players to let me know if they were manageable. He’s never failed to “manage” any of them.Jerry is the consummate professional and always makes a great contribution to any musical endeavor which is fortunate enough to have involved him."